Razzle dazzle: the battle for Broadway

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Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people, money, and power that reinvented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way-and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory.

In the 1970s Times Square was the seedy symbol of New York's economic decline. Its once shining star, the renowned Shubert Organization, was losing theaters to make way for parking lots. Bernard Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, two ambitious board members, saw the crumbling company was ripe for takeover and staged a coup amid corporate intrigue, personal betrayals, and criminal investigations. Once Jacobs and Schoenfeld solidified their power, they turned a collapsed theater-owning holding company into one of the most successful entertainment empires in the world, ultimately backing many of Broadway's biggest hits, including A Chorus Line , Cats , Les Miserables , Phantom of the Opera , and Mamma Mia! They also sparked the revitalization of Broadway and the renewal of Times Square.

With wit and passion, Michael Riedel tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that rebuilt a city in grand style, revealing backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances, and of course, scintillating gossip.

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subject_facet American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century, Musicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism, Shubert Organization -- History -- 20th century, Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century
title_display Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway
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topic_facet American drama, History, History and criticism, Musicals, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Theater